The Opiod Epidemic and the Black Community

There’s been so much talk about the pandemic that the opiod epidemic has fallen from the headlines.  But those drug-related deaths soared last year.  More than 93-thousand dying from overdoses.  The CDC reporting mostly from Fentanyl.  The African-American community has been hit particulary hard in 2020.  Why is that?  What can be done about it?

Resources:

My Recovery DC

888-7WEHELP

Community Health & Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Dr. Mark Johnson, MD, Chair, Department of Community & Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Dr. Beverlyn Settles-Reaves, Ph.D, Care Manager, Urban Health Initiative, Howard University Hospital

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